• "Thoughts are things" is one of the many.
  • The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries, to come to conclusions that are right for him, whether or not they coincide with your own. ~Alistair Cooke~
  • Matthew 5:3-12(NIV) 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. 10Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Jesus, a free thinker.
  • "Some men see things as they are and say why - I dream things that never were and say why not." George Bernard Shaw (and quoted many times by Robert Kennedy as cited and made well known by his brother at Bobby's funeral)
  • I would never join a club(organization) that would take me as a member.
  • Not a noted atheist true but a narator on an atheist documentary: The only problem with being the unfashionable atheist is that if we are right we never get the chance so say 'told you so'!
  • "People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." - V [from the movie "V for Vendetta"]
  • I contend we are both atheists, I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.--Stephen F. Roberts The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality. George Bernard Shaw Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, does not go away. Philip K. Dick
  • I wish I could remember the name! Just within the past year, one of the world's best-known atheists, around 90 years old, declared that he had become a theist because the evidence for God's existence was too overwhelming to deny. Does anybody remember who I'm talking about?
  • "For me it is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." (Carl Sagan) "I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstition [Christianity] one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology. (Thomas Jefferson) "The notion that faith in Christ is to be rewarded by an eternity of bliss, while a dependence upon reason, observation, and experience merits everlasting pain, is too absurd for refutation, and can be believed only by that unhappy mixture of insanity and ignorance called 'faith.'" (Robert G. Ingersoll) "Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?" (Friedrich Nietzsche) "One man's religion is another man's belly laugh." (Robert A. Heinlein) "The Bible is not my book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma." (Abraham Lincoln) "If God made us in His image we have certainly returned the compliment." (Voltaire) "If atheism is a religion, then anorexia is a style of cuisine." (Me)
  • "I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex." - Bertrand Russell "I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine." - Bertrand Russell "The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. " - Bertrand Rusell "I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. " - Bertrand Russell "It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly." - Bertrand Russell "Many people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so." - Bertrand Russell
  • Let me get my Atheist Bible out and find a good one. :3 One I find a great truth to - "So far as I can remeber, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence." - Russel. I also have a few other quotes from Free Thinkers I love. Prehapse not Atheists (Deists noramly, sometimes even Agnostics), but here they are. "If wwe beleive abusrdides, we shall commit atrocties." - Voltaire. "I always said a very short prayer to God; here it is: "My God! make my enemies very ridiclous!" God heard my prayer." - Voltaire again. "Nothing can be moore contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sesne." - Volty again. <3 But I'll give a few different people too. "All the tales of miracles with which the Old and NEw Testament are filled, are fit only for impostors to preach and fools to beleive." - Thomas Paine (He's got alot of them.) "Faith is beleiving what you know ain't so." - Mark Twain, of course. "Do not let yourself be decived: great intellectuals are skeptical." - Nietzsche. "When I think of all the harm The Bible has done, I dispare of ever writing anything to equal it." - Oscar Wilde. But hey! I'm a fair guy! I'll quote a theist to end my post. "Whoever wants to be a Christian should tear the eyes out of his reason." - Martian Luther. <3
  • &quot;Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color." Don Hirschberg With love in Christ.
  • &#039;If you know that I am an unbeliever, then you know me better than I do myself. I may be an unbeliever, but I am an unbeliever who has a nostalgia for a belief.' - pAssolinI work?
  • I have sworn hostility against all forms of Tyranny over the minds of men. Thomas Jefferson. Also, Look death in the face with joyful hope and consider this a lasting truth, the rightous man has nothing to fear either in life nor in death and the gods will not forsake him Socrates.
  • I don't know if Shakespeare was an atheist or a free thinker...but I really like this one: "To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing." --From Macbeth
  • &quot;you cannot awaken those who are pretending to be asleep"-unknown
  • That which does not kill me, makes me stronger! Fredrich nietzche
  • I can't ascribe it to an author, but there is a bumper sticker that goes, "It's your hell, you burn in it!". That one gives me a chuckle.
  • CHRISTIANITY: The belief that some Jewish Zombie can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him that you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil source from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree. Yea that makes perfect sense!
  • &quot;Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one." - Richard Dawkins "Too stupid to understand science? Try religion!" - Unknown "On the first day, man created God." - Unknown "When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion." - Robert Pirsig "Atheists will celebrate life, while you’re in church celebrating death." - Unknown
  • The world is like a ride at an amusement park. It goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it's very brightly coloured and it's very loud and it's fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question: Is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, "Hey - don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because, this is just a ride...” But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? -Bill Hicks
  • &quot;Such is the human race. Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat." -Mark Twain
  • I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder. BIll Maher
  • Man shall not be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. -(Catholic Priest) Jean Meslier . Just for the record, I don't literally advocate killing kings and priests - this is a metaphorical statement about peoples' individual rights.
  • Christopher Hitchens - Faith is the surrender of the mind; it's the surrender of reason, it's the surrender of the only thing that makes us different from other mammals. It's our need to believe, and to surrender our skepticism and our reason, our yearning to discard that and put all our trust or faith in someone or something, that is the sinister thing to me. Of all the supposed virtues, faith must be the most overrated. Bertrand Russell - A stupid man's report of what a clever man says is never accurate because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand. Carl Sagan - The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the supression of ideas. Elizabeth Cady Stanton - The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstitions of the Christian religion. Voltaire - The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reasoning.

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